Exhibition | Florenz Ziegfeld & Joseph Urban: Transforming Broadway

Starting on September 17th: come see how Florenz Ziegfeld & Joseph Urban transformed Broadway!

This exhibition from RBML’s vast Joseph Urban archive, features a selection of original drawings, set models, and plans created by Urban for Florenz Ziegfeld. These included all but one of the Ziegfeld Follies from 1915 through 1931, the Midnight Frolics, and numerous other Broadway shows and plays, including Century Girl, Sally, Rio Rita, Smiles, Show Girl, and Show Boat.

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Also on display are playbills, photographs, sheet music, and other materials drawn from other RBML collections. Photographs from the Ziegfeld and Urban era are almost entirely black and white, but the drawings and set models on display show the color, if not the stage magic that Urban created.